Clubs want stars home
Published 09/01/2010 | 05:00
Premier League clubs are preparing to bring their African stars home if assurances cannot be provided over their safety following yesterday's attack on the Togo team bus two days before the start of the African Nations Cup in Angola.
Manchester City -- whose star striker Emmanuel Adebayor was not harmed in the attack in Cabinda -- and Portsmouth have contacted the Football Association, asking them to speak to football's world governing body to ensure players' safety can be guaranteed, and calling for them to be sent home if it cannot.
The team bus came under an attack that, according to reports, left the driver dead and six others injured, including two of the Togo squad. Romanian club Vaslui confirmed their defender Serge Akakpo was one of the players who'd been shot and badly injured.